2.5K Awarded in Joplin Post Office Lawsuit

Robert Counts of Joplin filed a lawsuit against the Joplin Post Office in 2017.

The incident happened in 2014. The lawsuit states Counts entered the post office on North Main Street on a day it was raining and slipped on the “slick and wet floor.”

The lawsuit claims that the post office failed to remove water causing the floor to be slick, failed to barricade and close off the slick area, failed to warn of the slick area and failed to provide an alternate route around the slick area.

Counts says the fall caused significant and permanent injuries to his body including a rotator cuff tear which required surgical repair. He claimed the injuries caused him more than $57,000 in medical expenses and lost income. He asked for $37,000.

In June of 2018, Counts received a check from the United States in the amount of $2,500.